John Williams (offensive lineman)

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John Williams
Date of birth: (1945-10-27)October 27, 1945
Place of birth: Jackson, Mississippi
Date of death: July 8, 2012(2012-07-08) (aged 66)
Place of death: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s): Tackle, Guard
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 1968 / Round: 1 / Pick 23
As player:
Baltimore Colts
Los Angeles Rams
Career stats
Playing stats at

John McKay Williams (October 27, 1945[1] – July 8, 2012) was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1968 through 1979. During that span he appeared in three Super Bowls: Super Bowl III and Super Bowl V for the Baltimore Colts; and Super Bowl XIV for the Los Angeles Rams. He played college football at the University of Minnesota where he was a First Team All-Big Ten tackle in 1967 and led the Gophers to the Big Ten title. Williams died on July 8, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the age of 66, while out for a walk.[2] He had recently been the recipient of a kidney transplant.


  1. ^ "John McKay Williams". Oldest Living Football Players. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Former Gophers great, NFL lineman John Williams dies". 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2012-07-09.